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Olo'upena Falls
   Molokai County, Hawaii, United States

This waterfall is known to exist but its stature and / or location have not yet been verified by the World Waterfall Database.
Olo'upena Falls is one of four very tall waterfalls that drop down the cliffs on the north shore of Molokai. These roughly 3,000 foot cliffs are the tallest sea cliffs in the world and are adorned by very narrow and impossibly tall waterfalls. The drainage area is small, but the constant rains keep them flowing. The stream makes a series of consecutive horsetail leaps from the lip of the cliff all the way down its verdant face to the sea.


  • Also Known as: Oloupena Falls
  • Olo'upena Falls is the Official name of this waterfall

Our thoughts

Despite the enormous height figure, this isn't a world class waterfall, but rather a long white stripe that connects the sky and the sea. The falls aren't the main attraction here anyhow...the cliffs are. If you are taking a sea kayak trip along the north coast of Molokai, the falls are simply an added bonus.

Location and directions

No trails exist to the falls, the only access is by watercraft.

Olo'upena Falls is shown in the center. Additional nearby waterfalls (if any) can be found in the list below.

Additional Nearby Waterfalls

Name of Waterfall Distance
Haloku Falls 0.23 mi / 0.37 km
Pu'uka'oku Falls 0.46 mi / 0.73 km
Wailele Falls 0.6 mi / 0.97 km
Unnamed Waterfall 1.16 mi / 1.85 km
Unnamed Waterfall 1.47 mi / 2.35 km
Unnamed Waterfall 2.71 mi / 4.33 km
Kahiwa Falls 3.28 mi / 5.25 km
Papalaua Falls 3.41 mi / 5.46 km
Unnamed Waterfall 3.59 mi / 5.74 km
Unnamed Waterfall 3.84 mi / 6.14 km


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